ArtHaus Entrance

Sales at ArtHaus Condos officially launched last weekend drawing crowds of prospective homebuyers to the brand new presentation gallery in downtown Ottawa. The highly anticipated project by DevMcGill is already under construction, and when complete, residents of the community will be a part of one of Canada’s most unique urban developments.

The 23-storey tower is the residential component of the $100 million expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and the redevelopment of Arts Court — a joint venture between the City of Ottawa, DevMcGill, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Group Germain and the University of Ottawa. The community will offer residents a unique lifestyle combining residential units with a fully renovated and expanded Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa’s first Le Germain luxury hotel and a 1,600-square-foot theatre which will be run by the University of Ottawa.

“This will be a showcase project, not only in Ottawa, but in all of Canada, of new and innovative thinking in urban residential living,” said Jerome Cote, President of Groupe Regis Cote, the lead architectural firm which designed ArtHaus.

“In many ways, we feel this could be the future of residential condominium development in the country, in that the project contains so many different aspects and experiences within one development. There is nothing else like it in Canada and that is truly exciting for everyone involved with DevMcGill in this project.”


When designing the tower, Cote was inspired by the project’s high profile location in Ottawa’s vibrant Byward Market, home to some of the city’s trendiest restaurants, coolest bars and clubs, and unique boutique shops and galleries. Consisting of expansive spans glass, recessed balconies on upper floors, and clean minimalist lines, the exterior features a modern and eye-pleasing design that stands out yet blends well within the existing community.

“ArtHaus was designed with the Byward Market area in mind,” explains Cote. “It had to seamlessly fit into this trendy area, become a part of the fabric and reflect the lifestyle of its residents, while at the same time, its vertical lines give it a unique and distinctive look which we feel will become an Ottawa landmark.”

ArtHaus Firestone Lounge

At the base of the tower will be the city’s first Le Germain luxury hotel, while floors 15 to 23 will house the 89 residential units designed by Toronto-based U31. The renowned interior design team was also responsible for the project’s common areas including a dramatic lobby with sculptural ceilings lights, integrated seating areas and a gallery wall showcasing the work of local artists. Other amenities include a 15th floor Firestone Lounge, complete with a fireplace, TV lounge, catering kitchen and formal dining room. A state-of-the-art fitness centre is also available with modern cardio equipment, yoga and weight training areas.

Priced from the mid-$200,000s, the suites at ArtHaus boast an impressive features and finishes list that include nine-foot smooth finished ceilings, pre-finished engineered hardwood floors, custom cabinetry and quartz countertops. A full appliance package with fridge, dishwasher, cooktop, oven and range hood is also included.

“The suites are very well designed,” said Cote. “They run from 500 square feet to close to 1,400 square feet Because the building’s floorplate is not an exact square or rectangle, each suite features unique angles in the living spaces, and fluid and flexible floorplans with zero wasted space. Residents will experience the finest features and finishes in sleek, minimalist lines with a modern and contemporary feel.”

ArtHaus Kitchen Suite

To learn more about ArtHaus, be sure to register online and visit the brand new presentation galley at 264 Rideau Street. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 6pm, and Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

For more information call 613 909 3223 or email

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